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North Korea directs war-like rhetoric at South

North Korean media have been using war-like rhetoric to warn the South in the latest spike in tensions that followed a cross-border exchange of fire.

State media say the South's "vicious political and military provocation" risks exploding the situation into a crisis.

The state news agency KCNA and state radio have been calling the South a "puppet force", "war maniacs" and a "hooligan army".

BBC Monitoring looks at the aggressive language used by both sides in the latest crisis.

Produced by Alexi Peristianis and Andy Von Glehn

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  • 21 Aug 2015
  • From the section Asia
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